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Nickname(s): Rice City
Gondia is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°27′35″N 80°11′42″E / 21.4598°N 80.195°E / 21.4598; 80.195Coordinates: 21°27′35″N 80°11′42″E / 21.4598°N 80.195°E / 21.4598; 80.195
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Gondia
 • Type Local
 • Body Municipal Council
 • Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevationd 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (2011)[1] (urban agglomeration ≈ 180,000)
 • Total 132,821
 • Rank 256
 • Density 4,400/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 441601,441614
Telephone code +91-07182
Vehicle registration MH-35
Sex ratio 991 per 1000 male. /
Website gondia.nic.in

Gondia also spelt as Gondiya is a city in the state of Maharashtra in Central India, and is the administrative headquarters of the Gondia District. Gondia is also known as Rice City due to the abundance of rice mills in the area. Gondia is very close to the state of Madhya Pradesh, and is considered the gateway to Maharashtra from Central and Eastern India.There are large number of rice mills and some small scale tobacco industries.

In ancient time, this region was ruled over by Gond kings. The main business at that time was to collect lak (sealing wax) from Palas tree and gum from Babul tree, gum is called as gond in Hindi, therefore the name Gondia is tagged to the place.[2]


Gondia was part of the kingdom of Maha Kosala, ruled by the Haihaya Rajput kings of Chhattisgarh in the 7th century[citation needed] and retains some recollection of Hindu kings who ruled from Nagardhan.

The 12th century saw the rule of Ponwars who were subsequently ousted by Gond chiefs who asserted their independence of the Ratanpur dynasty. This was followed by Raghoji Bhonsle of Satara who established himself as the king of Vidarbha in 1743. In 1755, Janoji was declared as the sovereign of the territory, after the death of his father Raghoji Bhonsle. The two brothers Mudhoji and Rupaji of Raghoji Bhonsle of Hingani-Beradi were contemporaries of Shahaji, the father of Chhatrapati Shivaji and one of the ancestors of the Bhonsles of Nagpur who rehabilitated the village of Beradi was probably the contemporary of Maloji, the grandfather of Chhatrapati Shivaji. After the death of Sambhaji, during the Mughal-Maratha conflict, Parasoji rendered invaluable help to Rajaram who had succeeded to the throne of Chhatrapati. The territories of Vidarbha and Berar from which he had exacted tribute were given to his charge under a grant made in 1699 A.D.

In 1707 after the death of Aurangzeb when Shahu was released by Muhammad Azam, Parasoji Bhonsle was the first of the Maratha nobles to join him in west Khandesh.

The 17th century saw the invasion of the Peshwas who were instrumental in making the district a part of Berar. The Peshwas were succeeded by the Nizams during the 1850s; the Nizam ceded Berar to the British East India Company. In 1903, the Nizam leased Berar to the British Government of India. It was transferred to the Central Provinces. In 1956, with the re-organization of states, Bhandara was transferred from Madhya Pradesh to Bombay Province and in 1960 with the formation of Maharashtra; it became a district of the state. Gondia district was carved out by division of Bhandara district after the 1991 Census.

Gondia Municipality[edit]

The Nagar parishad of Gondia was established on 1 April 1920. Earlier there were only ten ward members, but now it has increased to forty members. Seth Ramprasad Agarwal was the first president of Gondia, while the first CO was G V Kanhe. At that time, the population of Gondia was nearly 20,000, Now the urbanization of the city reached towards neighbouring villages like, Kudwa, katangi, fulchur,khamari, karanja, murri & nagra making increase in population near 180,000. Gondia is sixth largest city of vidharbha. Area of Gondia is 30 sq & nbsp;km. In 1949, the area of the city was increased according to CP & Berar, but after that there has been no increase in the area of the city despite the increase in the population. Gondia has seen 20 Presidents, and 13 times the work of Nagarparishad was under administration. The longest serving President of Gondia Municipal Council is Shri. Manoharbhai Patel and after him Shri Ramnath Asekar was president for 11 year. Gondia has also been ranked 233rd cleanest city in india.


Known as the District of Lakes and the City of Rice, resplendent with natural beauty, Gondia district occupies only 1.76% of the total area in the northeast corner of Maharashtra State.

Its main river, Wainganga, flows from the northern boundary of the district. Wainganga’s main tributary is Baagh, which flows from the northeast parts of the district. Wainganga’s other tributaries Bavanthadi, Pangoli, Chulband and Gadhavi also flow through the district.

The district’s largest dam, Itiyadoh, with a capacity of 318 cu m is on the river Gadhavi in Arjuni-Morgaon taluka. Apart from this there are many large dams such as Shirpur, Pujaritola, Kalisarad as well as smaller dams at Mangarh, Sangrampur, Bodalkasa in the district.

Almost half the district has good forest cover. With mountainous terrain, different grades of soil, extreme climatic conditions on one side and many rivers and rich bio-diversity on the other side, Gondia district displays nature’s variety. Navegaon National Park and Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary in the district are famous tourist destinations.

Gondia district is rich in mineral ores of manganese, iron, chromites, kyanite, quartzite, caesium and vanadium.

  • Gondia is situated in the extreme eastern side of Maharashtra.
  • It lies between the north latitude of 20.39 and 21.38 and east longitudes of 89.27 to 82.42.
  • Gondia borders the states Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
  • Distance of Gondia to some other cities is as follows:
City: Mumbai Kolkata Delhi Bangalore Hyderabad Chennai Raipur Jabalpur Bhopal Pune Nagpur Vishakhapatanam Bhubhaneshwar
Distance 965 1001 1221 1235 624 1134 172 227 518 1020 150 700 840


According to reports of the Indian census, the population of Gondia in 2011 consisted of 132,889 people, of which 66,756 were male and 66,133 were female. The sex ratio of Gondia city is 991 women per 1000 males.

The total amount of literates in Gondia city was 112,490, of which 58,721 were males and 53,769 were females. The average literacy rate of Gondia city was 93.70 percent, of which male and female literacy was 97.70 and 89.69 percent respectively.

The total amount of children (0–6) living in Gondia city was 12,835, according to the figures from the Census India report on 2011 (6,652 boys and 6,183 girls). The child sex ratio is 929 girls per 1000 boys. Gondia city is governed by a municipal council and the city is situated in Maharashtra State.

Below table shows details of the census for 2011 with comparison to 2001.[1]

Description 2011 2001
Actual Population 1322331 1200707
Male 662524 598834
Female 659807 601873
Population Growth 0.1013 0.1054
Area km2 5234 5234
Density/km2 253 229
Proportion to Maharashtra Population 0.0118 0.0124
Sex Ratio (Per 1000) 996 1005
Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age) 944 958
Average Literacy 85.41 78.52
Male Literacy 93.54 89.61
Female Literacy 77.3 67.58
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 136116 171191
Male Population (0-6 Age) 70015 87427
Female Population (0-6 Age) 66101 83764
Literates 1013144 808414
Male Literates 554230 458266
Female Literates 458914 350148
Child Proportion (0-6 Age) 0.1029 0.1426
Boys Proportion (0-6 Age) 0.1057 0.146
Girls Proportion (0-6 Age) 0.1002 0.1392

Following table shows the comparison of Rural Vs Urban population for Census 2011

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 0.8293 0.1707
Total Population 1096631 225700
Male Population 548739 113785
Female Population 547892 111915
Sex Ratio 998 984
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 947 927
Child Population (0-6) 113995 22121
Male Child(0-6) 58538 11477
Female Child(0-6) 55457 10644
Child Percentage (0-6) 0.104 0.098
Male Child Percentage 0.1067 0.1009
Female Child Percentage 0.1012 0.0951
Literates 825515 187629
Male Literates 454969 99261
Female Literates 370546 88368
Average Literacy 0.8401 0.9217
Male Literacy 0.9281 0.9702
Female Literacy 0.7525 0.8726


Gondia Average Temperature

Gondia experiences extreme variations in temperature with very hot summers and very cold winters and it has an average relative humidity of 62 percent. Also records average rainfall more than 1200 mm each year in rainy season.

During month of May daytime average temperatures will generally reach highs of around 42 °C that's about 108 °F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 28 °C, that's 82 °F. In recent times the highest recorded temperature in May has been 48 °C that's 118 °F, with the lowest recorded temperature 20 °C, about 68 °F.

During the month of December end / January temperatures will generally reach highs of around 29 °C that's about 84 °F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 13 °C, that's 55 °F. In recent times the highest recorded temperature in January has been 38 °C that's 101 °F, with the lowest recorded temperature 0 °C, about 32 °F.

Climate data for Gondia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.6
Average low °C (°F) 13.3
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18.0
Source: Government of Maharashtra


Gondia receives rainfall from south-western winds, mainly in the months of June, July, August and September. July and August are the months during which the maximum rainfall as well as maximum continuous rainfall occurs. The average monthly amount of rain has been recorded at around 320 mm, that's 13 inches. Throughout the month you can expect to see rain or drizzle falling on 21 days of the month. Below table shows rain in mm for five years

YEAR January February March April May June July August September October November December
2007 0 0.8 25.4 0.4 3.2 220 423 305.8 228.2 16.7 1.2 0
2008 0 27.6 52.2 0 0 231.3 292.8 388.7 116.7 6.6 0 0
2009 0 0 3 12.8 0 48 503.4 230.2 109 18.4 111.4 12.8
2010 16.4 15.9 19 0 0 159.8 586.1 314.1 356.2 36.6 4.6 0
2011 0 8.6 0 44.8 16.2 187.8 326.3 399.7 263.1 1.1 0 0

IMD, India[3]



Agriculture is the main occupation of nearly 70% of the district’s population. Rich in natural beauty and bio-diversity, the district is the leading producer of rice in Maharashtra State because of its heavy rainfall and irrigation facilities. Due to this large production of rice, there are many rice mills in Gondia city. The city is thus rightfully known as the Rice City. Suvarna and Jaya varieties of rice are exported to the middle-east countries from here. As there are a number of lakes in the district, fish farming is common. Itiyadoh (Arjuni-Morgaon taluka) and Ambora (Gondia taluka) have Fish Seed Production Centre. Sugarcane is also grown in a few places. Wainganga Co-operative Sugar Factory is located at Madagi in Tiroda taluka.

Season Main Crops
Kharif Rice, Red gram, Black gram
Rabbi Wheat, Sorghum, Linseed and Green Chickpea


This agrarian district has many agro-based small-scale industries also. Forest produce-based occupations include the collection of the leaves of the East Indian Ebony tree and rolling them into beedis. Fresh water fishing, collection of gum and sealing wax from the forests, weaving bamboo baskets, making various items made from clay such as bricks, roof tiles, pots and utensils and articles from animal horns are some of the other popular occupations. Adani Power Plant in Tirora is the only big unit near Gondia. Industrial estates have been established in the city of Gondia and Tiroda.

Type of Industry / Business Location
Manganese ore purification Madagi (Tiroda taluka)
Oil mills Khamari (Gondia taluka)
Rice mills Gondia, Tiroda, Goregaon, Amgaon, Mundikota
Saw mills Gondia, Tiroda, Navegaon Bandh, Amgaon, Mundikota
Paper mill Changera (Gondia taluka)
Tiles Rajegaon (Gondia taluka)
Beedi (cigarette) making Gondia, Tiroda, Devari, Amgaon, Salekasa



Bhavbhuti was an 8th-century scholar of India noted for his plays and poetry, written in Sanskrit. His plays are considered equivalent to the works of Kalidas. Bhavbhuti was born in a Deshastha Brahmin family of Padmapura (Amgaon), Vidarbha, Central India, in the Gondia district. Bhavabhuti Maha Vidyalya, one of the famous places in the Gondia District, has been given the name in the honour of Bhavbhuti.


Gondia is famous for its resident engineering college: Manohar Bhai Patel Institute of Engineering and Technology. Gondiya has one of the best education systems and the central board of education, better known as CBSE, plays a vital part of it. First girls school setup in the district by Kalicharan Nandagavali in year 1910, he has build a school for girls at his own expense at Gondia.,[5]

In Gondia there are two medical colleges, three engineering colleges, two MBA colleges, two polytechnic colleges, and five art and commerce and science colleges. Gondia also has a pilot training institute and NIATAM (National Institute of Aviation Technology and Management).

With over 85 years of experience within the educational space, the Podar Education Network has opened Pre-Primary school under the brand name of Podar Jumbo Kids, Primary and Secondary CBSE school under the brand name of Podar International School in Gondia city in 2013. www.podareducation.org/school/gondia


Name Year of establishment Medium Classes up to Syllabus Address
Saket Public School 1999 English Secondary School CBSE BajajNagar, Fulchur Road, Gondia
Progressive High School,Gondia 2000 Hindi/Marathi / English Nursery to 12th Maharshtra Board/C.B.S.E Civil Lines[6]
Manohar Municipal Highschool 1918 Hindi/Marathi / English Primary/Secondary Maharshtra Board Near IG Stadium
Adarsh Shidhi Vidya Mandir 1951 Hindi & English From K.G.I to Std 12 Murri Road, Gondia
Govt. Tech. High School Govindpur, Old Gondia
Shri Mahavir Marwadi Highschool Hindi / English / Semienglish primary + secondary + HSC Maharashtra Board Vitthal Nagar Gondia
Shri. Gujarati National Highschool 1918 Hindi/English Primary + HSC Maharashtra Board Railtoly
Rabindranath Tagore Highschool 1939 Hindi / English 7th (Hindi) / 10th (Eng) Maharashtra Board Railtoly
J M Highschool 1959 Hindi/Marathi Primary/Secondary Maharashtra Board Poona Toli
Nirmal Primary School 1975 Hindi/English Nursury to 10th Maharashtra Board Railtoly
Nootan Vidyalaya 1956 Marathi/Hindi Primary/Secondary Maharashtra Board Civil Lines
Saraswati Mahila Mandir 1946 Marathi/Hindi Under Primary/Higher Secondary Maharashtra Board
Gondia Public School (CBSE) 1998 English Nursury to 12th CBSE Pangoli River Road, Gondia
Delhi Public School (CBSE) 2010 English Nursury to X CBSE Ambhora, Balaghat Road Behind Cold Storage
St. Xaviers HighSchool (CBSE) 2001 English Primary, Higher Secondary CBSE Vijaynagar, Balaghat Road
Manoharbhai Patel Military School 2004 English Primary, Secondary Kudwa, Gondia
Rajasthan Kanya Vidyalaya 1930 Hindi/English Primary Maharashtra Board Sindhi Colony
Adarsh Sindhi Highschool 1951 Hindi Primary
Vivek Mandir 1993 English Primary, Secondary Maharashtra Board, CBSE Near LIC Office, Ganesh Nagar, Gondia.
Shree gurunanak high school English\Hindi Primary,Secondary Maharashtra Board Gandhi pratima Square.
Jankidevi Chauragade High school 1991 Marathi/English Primary,Secondary,Jr.College Maharashtra Board Ring Roag, Kudwa,Gondia
Smt Vimaltai Vidhayalaya 1984 Marathi Middle,Secondary Maharashtra Board Vijay Nagar,Balaghat Road, Gondia.

Colleges in Gondia[edit]

College Name Year of Establishment Courses Conducted Address of College
D B Science College 1969 FYJC, SYJC, TYJC, Bsc, Msc T B Toli Gondia
N.M.D. College of Arts, Commerce, Law and Management 1963 Bachelor of Commerce, Arts and Management T B Toli Gondia
MIET Engineering College 1983 BE, B. Arch, M. Tech Kudwa, Gondia - 441614
MS Ayurvedic Medical College BAMS Kudwa, Gondia
Gondia Homeopathic Medical College 1989 BHMS Suryatola, Gondia
Gondia Nursing College 2010-11 Auxiliary Nurse and Midwives Course Suryatola, Gondia
Govt. GS Nursing College 2012 Auxiliary Nurse and Midwives Course BGW Hospital
Shankarlal Agrawal College of Management 2009 BBA, MBA Suryatola, Gondia
Shankarlal Agrawal DEd college 2009 Diploma in Education Suryatola, Gondia
SS Girls College 1970
M.B. Patel Institute of Pharmacy, Gondia. (B.Pharm) 2004 Bachelor Of Pharmacy ( B. Pharma.) Kudwa, Gondia
Saket College of Physical Education 1994 BPE, BPEd, MPEd Bajaj Nagar, Gondia
Lakhuji Kolhuji Yog Mahavidyalaya, Gondia GONDIA KHURD RIVER ROAD
D B M College of Physical education
Progressive Education Society 2009 Gondia, Gondia
Govt. ITI CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE Goregaon Road, Gondia
Govt. Polytechnic College 2010 Goregaon Road, Gondia

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Gondia[edit]

The CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Gondia / NFTI (National Flying Training Institute) is located in Birsi Airport, Gondia, Maharashtra.

CAE and Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) is the integration of two of the world’s largest & most established pilot training organizations providing aspiring pilots with a unique opportunity to train with the best. CAE OAA currently trains about 1,500 pilot cadets per year at 11 academies worldwide. The Gondia Academy is the largest flight school campus in India approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).



Gondia rail routes

Gondia railway station is an important junction and has heavy passenger and goods traffic. It is an A-Grade station on Howrah-Mumbai route. The station has seven platforms. All platforms have adequately been provided with amenities such as potable water, tea stalls, benches and waiting sheds. There is a fruit stall and a book stall too. The station is also equipped with A/C waiting rooms for passengers travelling by upper accommodation classes and a waiting hall for passengers travelling by lower accommodation classes.

Gondia is situated on the broad gauge Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. The Gondia–Jabalpur Junction (Madhya Pradesh) section of South East Central Railway runs north–south, along the valley of the Wainganga River. The line was formerly narrow gauge (2 ft 6 in (762 mm)) along its entire length, but the section between Gondia and Balaghat was converted to broad gauge in 2005–2006,[7] connecting Balaghat to India's national broad gauge network for the first time. Work is underway to convert the Balaghat–Jabalpur section to broad gauge as well.

Gondia Railway Station History[edit]

The great famine of 1878 provided an opportunity for the construction of 150 km long meter gauge link called the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway in 1882 connecting Nagpur with Rajnandgaon. Gondia Railway station came into existence in December 1888 when this line started working. The scope of BNR was greatly enhanced by the historic contract dated 23 January 1902. This contract provided railway line from Gondia to Jabalpur with Branches from Nainpur to Mandla, Nainpur to Seoni and Chhindwara. The "10001 Satpura Express", a narrow gauge train, was started in 1901 by the British Government and completed 100 years of service in 2001. This train used to hold the unique distinction of operating first class service on narrow gauge track; it is the world's fastest narrow gauge train. The first portion of Gondia-Nainpur section of 73 miles was opened on 13 April 1903. It was further extended till Jabalpur in 1905. Initially Gondia comes under the Nagpur Chhattisgarh railway and nice book can be found on Indian railways site.[8]

Some of the Mile stone in history of Gondia Railway station includes:

  • December 1888 - Gondia Railway Station opened for public
  • 13 April 1903 - The first portion of Gondia-Nainpur (73 miles) was opened.
  • 1905 - Nainpur-Gondia line was extended up to Jabalpur.
  • 9th Nov 1908 - Gondia-Nagbhir-Nagpur line was opened for traffic. Mr Manson was Agent of BNR at that time
  • January 1999 - Gauge Converted Gondia Ballarshah Line opened
  • September 2005 - Gauge converted Gondia Balaghat section opened

Trains running through Gondia Junction:

Towards Pune/Kolhapur Towards Delhi/Amritsar Towards Ahemadabad/Surat Towards Porbandar/Surat/Okha Towards Chennai/Tiruvananthapuram/Tirunelevli
11040 Maharshtra Express 12441 Rajdhani Express 12843 Puri-Ahemadabad 12906 Howrah-Porbandar 16327 Tiruvananthapuram Exp
12130 Azad hind Express 18237 Chhattisgarh Exp 12994 Puri-Gandhidam 22827 Puri-Surat 12851 Chennai Express
22846 Hatia Pune 12807 Samta Exp 18405 Puri-Ahemadabad 12950 Kaviguru 22815 Ernakulam Express
12849 Bilaspur Pune 12409 Gondwana 12834 Howrah-Ahemadabad 13425 MaldaTown-Surat 22619 Tirunelveli Express
Towards Mumbai Towards Mumbai Towards Mumbai Towards Howrah Towards Howrah
12860 Gitanjali Express 12810 Howrah–Mumbai CST SF 12152 Samarsata Express 18059 Mumbai LTT–Santrag 15611 Lokmanya Tilak (T)-Kolkata
15612 Kamyakha - LTT 12102 Jnaneswari Super Deluxe 12812 Hatia Mumbai LTT 12767 HazurSahib Nanded-Kolkata 12905 Porbandar–Howrah Ex
12870 Mumbai Mail 12106 Vidarbha Express 18060 Santragachi-MUmbai 12869 CST-Kolkata 12101 Jnaneswari Super Del
18030 Shalimar - LTT 12146 Bhubaneswar–Lokmanya Vishakapatanam-Mumbai LTT 12573 Sainagar Shirdi-Howrah 22905 Aradhana Express
Towards Howrah Towards Howrah Towards Hyderabad / Banglore/ Jaipur
12129 Azad Hind Express 12809 Mumbai CST-Howrah SF 18474 Puri - Jodhpur Express
12949 Porbander–Santragach 12833 Ahemadabad Howrah Exp 12252 Wainganga Express
12151 Samarsata Express 12859 Gitanjali Express 17006 Darbhanga - Hyderabad
18020 LTT - Shalimar 17008 Darbhanga - Secunderabad


Gondia Airport is situated near Kamtha Village, 12 km from Gondia City. This Airstrip was built by the British during World War Two in 1940.[9] Initially run by the Public Works Department, it was taken over by the state-owned MIDC from August 1998[10] to December 2005, after which it has been operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The AAI has extended the runway at Gondia airport to 7,500 feet to handle the operations of aircraft like Airbus A-320 and Boeing 737.[11]

It is also home to a pilot training centre called National Flying Training Institute, one of the pilot training centres of CAEOAA Global Academy, which is a joint venture of CAE Inc, Canada and Airports Authority of India. NIATAM (National Institute of Aviation Technology and Management) is also functional near Gondia Airport. The airport is equipped with modern navigational aids like NDB, DVOR, DME, ILS and Night Landing Facilities. The airport has night landing facilities however there are no scheduled commercial flights into Gondia. The nearest airports with scheduled flights are at Raipur and Nagpur.


The Hazira (Surat)–Dhule–Nagpur–Raipur–Kolkata National Highway 6 (India) is the only national highway passing through the district, which covers to a total distance of 99.37 km. Gondia has bus connectivity to Jabalpur, Nagpur and Raipur.

Banks in Gondia[edit]

List of banks in Gondia:

Bank Name SBI Central Bank Canara Bank IOB PNB Syndicate UCO UBI HDFC ICICI Bank of India IDBI Bank of Maharashtra Dena Bank Janta Bank Bank of Baroda GDCCB Mahila Urban Coop
Address Railtoli/Kudwa Rd/Agrasen Rd APMC Old Bus Stand Gurinanak Ward MIET/Prabhat Cinema Deshbandhu Ward Gandhi Market, Railtoli Balaghat Rd Laxmibai ward Jaistambh Chock/Pal chowk Vallabhai/Agrasen Ward IG Stadium Durga Chowk Ansari Ward Mor Bhawan, Sabji Mandi Rail Toli Kudwa Line Main Road


Almost all the festivals are celebrated in Gondia. Worth to mention is Ganesh and Durga festival of Gondia is very famous in Central India. Gondia attracts thousands of people during Navratra. The people of Gondia spends lots of money on the pandols. More than 100 pandols can be seen in Gondia during Navratra. List of other festivals are:

Tourist Places[edit]

Gondia is well surrounded by hills and forests, and numerous other tourist spots around the city. The most beautiful places are the Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary and the Navegoan bandh National Park and Bird Sanctuary, which hosts many foreign birds. Pratapgarh is famous for the Shiv temple situated on the large hill.

The Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is just 45 km from Gondia. Tigers and tigresses can be viewed there. Hajra Falls is also a major tourist spot in Salekasa tahsil, 45 km from the city. There is also an ancient Shiv temple, famously known as the "Nagra Shiv Temple", as it is situated in the vicinity of the village Nagra. The Maha-Shivratri festival celebrated in Nagra attracts many tourists from all over Maharashtra. All tourist locations are accessible by the trains and buses networks around Gondia. More than 100,000 tourists come to Gondia annually to see the green heaven of Gondia. The Navegoan badh bird sanctuary is 90 km from Gondia, and near the bird sanctuary there is very big dam/lake.

There are also two Guru-Dwaras, eleven Mosques, two Churches and a number of temples situated in the city. The Durga Temple and The Rani Sati Dhaam are recent additions.

The market of Gondia is dominated by Marwadi's, Punjabi's and Sindhi's.

Places of Tourist interest around Gondia[edit]

Tourist Place Distance from Gondia City Direction from Gondia City Mode of Transport Speciality of tourist place Facilities Taluka
Suryadeo Mandobai 37 km South Bus, Pvt. Vehicles Temple of Suryadeo on hill Goregaon
Mahadeo Pahadi 28 km East Bus, Pvt. Vehicles Mountainous, Hilly area, Temples of Shivji, Ganeshji Amgaon
Navegaon Bandh 65 km South Bus, Rail Dam, Boating, wildlife, bird sanctuary Rest House Arjuni Morgaon
Itiadoh Dam 85 km South Bus, Pvt. Vehicle Dam, Boating, Wildlife Rest House Arjuni Morgaon
Pratapgarh 75 km South Bus, Rail Famous Mahadeo Mandir, Beautiful scenery Arjuni Morgaon
Shiv Mandir, Kamtha 20 km North-East Bus, Pvt. Vehicles Big Shivling, ashram of Laharibaba 20 km. Ekodi St.Mother Teresa National English School Gondia
Nagzira 75 km South Bus, Pvt. Vehicles More than 166 varieties of Birds and wildlife Rest House Sadak Arjuni
Hazra Fall 65 km East Bus, Rail, Pvt. Vehicles Water Fall, Floura and Fauna Salekasa.


Gondia has numerous newspapers. Marathi dailies enjoy the maximum readership share in the city and the top newspapers are Lokmat, Navbharat, Dainik Bhaskar, Samna, Lokjan, Sakaal, Vidarbha Chandika and Dainik Kashish.



Gondia has a doordarshan broadcasting centre at Ganesh Nagar. The strength of transmitter is 500w and the coverage range is 30 km. The height of doordarshan tower is 45 m. This center broadcast DD National and Syhadri Channels.


Gondia has FM broadcasting center at Ganesh Nagar near fire brigade office. Capacity of the center is 100W and distribution range is in 15 km radius. FM channel frequency is 100.1 MHz. This is relay station from Akashwani (AIR), India and currently broadcasting Vividh Bharti Programms from Delhi.

Cinema Halls[edit]

In the name of good movie theaters there is only two low class theaters in Gondia. A great space for multiplexes in Gondia, but still know any big investment found here. The names are respectively:

  • Prabhat Talkies
  • Nirmal Theatre.

Hotels in gondia

There are currently three, 3 star hotels in gondia 1) Hotel Pacific (Railtoli, Gondia) 2) Hotel grand sita ( Tiroda road kudwa, Gondia) 3) The gateway hotel ( balaghat road katangi, Gondia)

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ https://www.gutenberg.org/files/20583/20583-h/20583-h.htm The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India
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  4. ^ "Economy". Manase.org. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  5. ^ Dalit Freedom Fighters, Book by Mohanadāsa Naimiśarāya 3. Kalicharan Nandagavali p219
  6. ^ "GONDIA Schools". Schoolsworld.in. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  7. ^ Railway Gazette International Supplement December 2007 p7
  8. ^ "The Roaring Journey" (PDF). secr.indianrailways.gov.in. 
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